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What's New | March 02, 2011

Refugee Health Refugee Health
Refugees flee their homelands for many reasons, including violent conflicts, political or religious persecution, and famine. Refugees who settle in the United States often have disproportionate physical and/or mental health problems due to past traumatic experiences, refugee camp conditions, lack of access to health care, and economic hardships.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that enable refugees to receive health care and social and rehabilitative services that are culturally competent.

The featured QualityTools describe three toolkits that providers can use to educate refugees about lead poisoning prevention in children, nutrition, and healthy living.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program; Office of Refugee Resettlement

 Refugee Nutrition Outreach Toolkit
Developed by U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

 U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) Healthy Living Toolkit
Developed by U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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 Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety)
Developed by Partners HealthCare System

 Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Developed by Westat

 Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Sample Forms
Developed by Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health & Science University

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